Compare New Zealand Bus Passes

You know you want to travel New Zealand by bus, and you’ve already figured out that for an independent traveller like yourself a New Zealand bus pass is the most cost-effective way to travel. You know they’re both flexible and easy to manage, you know they include great day tours… so how do you pick which pass to buy?

To help you decide which New Zealand bus pass is right for you, we’ve put together this handy chart so you can compare FlexiPass and TravelPass.

Compare New Zealand Bus Passes Chart

Bus pass feature

InterCity FlexiPass logo

InterCity TravelPass logo

Travel on InterCity network

Manage bookings online

Change/cancel bookings any time

Choose your own route


Choose from pre-planned itineraries


Includes day tours (travel only; extras additional)


Includes day tours (no extra to pay)



Includes Interislander ferry


Includes TranzAlpine railway



Free 0800 number

* Selected passes only.

Still can’t decide which bus pass to buy? Remember, you can work out how many hours you might need for a FlexiPass using the route planning tools or by searching for routes on the InterCity website. (This will also show you how much you can save compared to booking each trip separately!)